Written December 16, 2013
I have been excited to see this movie since I first saw the trailers. The cast alone is worthy enough to warrant attention to this movie and they do not fail to deliver. For those of you expecting continuous violence and action, I caution you that this movie is more visceral than that. This movie encompasses the despair and desperation that some of our returning soldiers are faced with, the emptiness and sense of helplessness. Christian Bale provides a quiet yet powerful depiction of the love an older brother has for his little brother. The artistic blending of scenery and dialogue, as well as the well thought out emotional bonds that the directors make the viewers feel is a lost art in todays cinema. I highly recommend this movie, it is well worth the watch.
Written December 08, 2013
So bad, I have no words. A pity for the actors (casting is great) who play in that endless nonsense. The travel into the American misery is well described, but it should not take 2 hours. No action, just watching Christian Bayle doing nothing.
Sorry. But don't lose your time and money
Written December 08, 2013
but bad ending . there was so much you could have done with this plot & the ending esp. entertaining , but deff could have waited till it was out on dvd to rent at redbox for a dollar. acting however was excelent, by all, esp woody , such a range from his days on cheers
Written December 15, 2013
A great cast, superbly acted. However, the movie was a "downer", as it was a depressing movie where everyone lost everything. Sort of a modern-day B Western except the good guy loses too.
Written December 09, 2013
ok sorry but this movie was just stupid. If you want to watch rednecks snort drugs, get violent, and christian bale walk around with bizarre facial expressions along with other characters then this is the movie. This movie was very slow paced and had absolutely NO ENERGY. i have never been to a movie with no energy, no climax nothing. it was just dreary and weird. this movie was about the lowest of the low weird backwards hicks, low people who enjoy brutal fights, and some guy who can't seem to get a break. The entire movie was about as pointless and stupid as it comes. Yes you kind of want to know what happens next, but in the end, really nothing significant happens except a dead villain. The only positive was that the acting of the dreary redneck people by bale and harrelson was good. This movie makes you NOT want to move to a redneck town in pa. Its the bleakest setting with the weakest storyline, depressing, strange, and one you don't want to be a part of for a few hours.